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How do I correctly abort a response?

by mikfire (Deacon)
on Apr 17, 2000 at 18:27 UTC ( #7815=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I was about to stumbit a reply on the Its not supposed to! thread but changed my mind. I hit the back button on my browser and was stunned to see that I had submitted an empty article. There were other side affects, but I hesitate mentioning them for fear of evil people abusing the system.

So, as the title says, what is the correct method for aborting an article?

Mik Firestone ( perlus bigotus maximus )

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RE: How do I correctly abort a response?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Apr 17, 2000 at 19:02 UTC
    It looks like, at least in some sections (Seekers of Perl Wisdom), when you hit the comment link, it creates the response for you. In this Perl Monks Discussion section, I hit the comment link to make this reply, then went back and reloaded your original question. No empty reply there.

    Seems like an inconsistency to me. Hitting Submit or Stumbit or whatever it's called today should be what creates a new note. (You can check this if you have the XP nodelet enabled -- when do you gain experience for adding a writeup? After you hit the reply link, or after the first time you hit submit?)

      Umm, I get 'after' I have hit reply, not the Submit button. It seems to happen most often when I reply to a reply - not to the original article.

      Which I suppose is part of the answer - I will stop replying to replies.


        Okay, the displaytype for the "Comment On" links is DISPLAY, but it is EDIT for the "Reply" links. That explains that. :)
RE: How do I correctly abort a response?
by turnstep (Parson) on Apr 17, 2000 at 20:30 UTC
    Wow - that explains a lot. I half noticed that a few times, but never really investigated. It would be nice if there was a way to delete your own duplicated nodes. Perhaps not a system wide delete any of your nodes, but you would only be allowed to delete the second of any two consecutive posts/replies. Then again, fixing the stumbit/comment incosistency may alleviate the need for it.
RE: How do I correctly abort a response?
by BBQ (Deacon) on Apr 18, 2000 at 05:55 UTC
    yup! not only did I notice that, I did it myself (in my own question, nontheless) as chromy (*chuckle*) mentioned, it only seems to affect Seekers of Perl Wisdom while the rest of the site goes smooth.

    It is kinda nice to be able to 'post at once' though... (lets just call it a feature and get it over with!)
RE: How do I correctly abort a response?
by kryten (Scribe) on Apr 17, 2000 at 20:58 UTC
    There are also numerous empty responses hanging about the place Primes thread has several, for example. Pure whitespace posts should just disapear. I don't think this was deliberate, it is just another example of posts being mistakenly posted.

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